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Payment Managers Are Redefining Their Strategic Priorities for 2022

It is evident that digital acceleration is creating a new payments paradigm as corporate non-cash payments are forecasted to reach US$200 billion transactions by 2025. Shifting global payments priorities are placing new pressures on payments operations. Payments executives are facing

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BaaS Needs to Double Down on Cross-Industry Partnerships to Fuel Growth

Banking as a Service (BaaS) is seen as one of the biggest opportunities in financial services and is experiencing rapid growth in APAC. Indeed, almost 9 out of 10 APAC executives surveyed by Finastra said they had already implemented BaaS

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Mambu: Malaysians Want Their Banks to Become More Sustainable in the Future

More than three quarters (77%) of Malaysian consumers want their bank or financial institution to become more sustainable in the future, according to a new report from cloud banking platform Mambu. “Is the grass greener on the sustainable side?” report

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APAC Financial Institutions Struggle to Make Use of Their Data in a Timely and Effective Manner

Despite realizing the opportunities brought about data and analytics, banks and financial institutions in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are still struggling to draw critical insights from their data in an effective and timely manner. This is one of the findings drawn from

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Digital ID Verification, Remote Document Signing to Become the Norm in Finance Sector

The pandemic has accelerated the growth of non-face-to-face interactions, forcing banks, merchants and others to swiftly deploy digital tools to accurately verify the identity of the person on the other end of a digital transaction. A 2021 study by advisory

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Alternative Lenders Are on the Rise to Plug the Financing Gap for SMEs

In Singapore, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to secure sufficient financing from traditional lenders, with most still largely relying on their personal networks to support their business, findings from a new study by cloud banking startup Mambu show.

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Global Fast Track 2022 Eyeing Applications From Malaysia

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) has announced the launch of Global Fast Track 2022, a programme that helps fintech companies leverage the unique advantages of Hong Kong to scale in Asia while building a solid foundation for long-term growth. Returning for

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SME Lending in APAC Is the Major Opportunity for Banking-as-a-Service

Opportunities are endless with Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), and nowhere is this more true than in Asia Pacific (APAC). Banks in the region, particularly in hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong, have embraced and become leaders in open banking, automated services, ever-improving

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8 Financial Processes Poised for Digital Transformation

COVID-19 accelerated trends toward remote banking and digitalisation, forcing financial institutions to embrace new technologies and processes to keep their businesses functional despite social distancing restrictions. Now, with more and more people relying on digital solutions for interactions and transactions,

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